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Dr. Vangelis Karkaletsis is the Director of the Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications (IIT) at NCSR Demokritos since February 2019 and he headed the Software & Knowledge Engineering Lab (SKEL) at IIT until December 2019. He is a graduate of the Department of Computer Engineering & Informatics, University of Patras, with an MSc in Artificial Intelligence from Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London, and a PhD in knowledge representation and information extraction from the Informatics & Telecommunications Department, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

His research interests are in the areas of content analysis, big data management, knowledge representation, human-machine interaction. Coordinator, scientific and technical manager of many European and national projects while also organised international summer schools, workshops and conferences. Being responsible for the Institute’s educational activities for more than 10 years, he initiated the joint PhD scholarship program with several Universities abroad, started the new MSc in Data Science program, and launched the NCSR Demokritos educational program for primary and secondary schools. Co-founded one of the first spin-offs at NCSR Demokritos on information extraction from multimedia content, and participates in another one on document categorization and summarization which is about to be launched.

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